Category Archives: Video Games

Is gender inclusive game design important?

Q: Is gender inclusive game design important? A: Yes. For anyone familiar with my blog, you’ll know already that I take the above answer as a given in most of my posts. But today I got an e-mail from my … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Video Games | 23 Comments

A deeper look into femininity [The Gaming Beauty Myth, Interlude]

I’m labeling this as an “interlude” because the constructs of femininity I’m about to address don’t all directly intersect with the beauty myth, but the way that they interact with femininity as a whole is a topic that I feel … Continue reading

Posted in Gender Caste, Gender Cultism, Popular Culture, Series, The Beauty Myth, The Gaming Beauty Myth, Video Games | 7 Comments

Silent Hill Movie

You would think that a movie that has women as the main protagonists would be a progressive step forward in terms of the portrayal of women in film. With Silent Hill, you would be wrong. I went into the movie … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Film and televison, Gender issues, Privilege, The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 23 Comments

Video: Damsels, Vixens & Buff Guys: Sexism in Video Games

If you want, you can view the trainwreck of comments here.

Posted in Film and televison, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Video Games | 3 Comments

Using Beauty to Establish Gamer Cred [The Gaming Beauty Myth, Part 3]

Last time I talked about two prevalent female gamer archetypes that represent the gaming beauty myth and this time I want to expand upon how that interacts with the real gaming world. One facet of being seen first for your … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender Cultism, Series, The Beauty Myth, The Gaming Beauty Myth, Video Games | 30 Comments

Women in Games International Mentoring Survey

A heads up for women interested in learning more about the gaming industry. Women in Games International has created a suvery regarding mentoring. Women in Games International believes in empowering women through networking and communication. In addition to the resources … Continue reading

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Female Gamer Archetypes [The Gaming Beauty Myth, Part 2]

Since this blog is primarily aimed at people at least somewhat familiar with feminism, I often take it for granted that people know what I’m talking about when I say things like women are “the sex class” or that female … Continue reading

Posted in Gender Cultism, Series, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Beauty Myth, The Gaming Beauty Myth, Video Games | 12 Comments

Introduction [The Gaming Beauty Myth, Part 1]

The beauty myth, a term coined by Naomi Wolf in her book of the same name, essentially describes the idea that a woman is viewed first by her sexuality/attractiveness and second by everything else (more information here). When I chose … Continue reading

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For Those Of You Coming From Destructiod

I do not hate Faith or gamers like Faith. Indeed I have tried to be respectful in my limited dealings with her and I even openly expressed support of her personally when she was being abused by the Kotaku goons … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, The Internet is Serious Business, Video Games | 3 Comments

This from a man who can't even use the word "woman" in his post

So, apparently, there is maybe, sort of, perhaps a possibility that Halo 3 will get a female voice for its multiplayer mode. I’m not a fan of Halo 3, so the decision doesn’t exactly affect me. Though back in the … Continue reading

Posted in For "her", Gender issues, Masculinities, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 5 Comments